Early prediction for Angels depth chart …

If the season started today (Jan. 28), and Albert Pujols were healthy, this is how I would have the Angels’ Major League depth chart shaking out. These are all basically guesses, just to give you some idea of where they stand. Those on the active roster with asterisks by their name can not be optioned to the Minor Leagues without either giving their consent, going through waivers or being offered back to their prior teams. If every starting pitcher remains healthy, I’d still bet they trade one of them before Opening Day. For now, it’s crowded (though that is never a bad thing). One thing you may notice is that there seems to be a relative lack of roster flexibility right now. Lots of guys in the projected bullpen and bench can’t be optioned, which can be difficult with all the inevitable roster turnover throughout a season.

Some notes: I left Alburquerque and Morin out of the initial bullpen mainly because they can both be optioned and it would be the Angels’ best way of preserving depth; Santiago moved to the bullpen because it’s hard to imagine three very capable starting pitchers beginning the year in Triple-A; I have Skaggs starting the year in the Minors simply because he’s coming off Tommy John surgery, but I expect him to make a big impact this season; under this scenario, the Angels would probably lose Cunningham off waivers, since he, too, can not be optioned. …

LINEUP

Calhoun, RF
Escobar*, 3B
Trout, CF
Pujols*, 1B
Cron, DH
Nava*, LF
Simmons, SS
Perez, C
Giavotella*, 2B

BENCH

Soto*, C
Choi*, LHH 1B
Pennington*, INF
Gentry*, RHH OF

ROTATION

Richards, SP
Wilson*, SP
Weaver*, SP
Heaney, SP
Shoemaker, SP

BULLPEN

Street*, CL
Smith*, SU
Santiago, 7
Salas*, MR
Rasmus*, MR
Guerra*, MR
Alvarez, LR

TRIPLE-A DEPTH

SP: Skaggs, Tropeano
RP: Alburquerque, Morin, Rasmussen, Bedrosian, Achter, Leutge
C: Bandy
3B/1B: Cowart, Kubitza, Marte
2B/SS: Featherston, Torreyes, Navarro, Petit
OF: Ortega, Berry, Buss

Losing on waivers: OF Cunningham (out of options)
May clear waivers: 2B Torreyes (DFA’d 1/27), RP LaFromboise (DFA’d 1/25)

Alden

8 Comments

‎Looks great but I think Navarro is history Chas   Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone. From: Gonzo and The ShowSent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:19 PMTo: pirateoceansolutions@gmail.comReply To: Gonzo and ‘The Show’Subject: [New post] Early prediction for Angels depth chart …

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Alden Gonzalez posted: “If the season started today (Jan. 28), and Albert Pujols were healthy, this is how I would have the Angels’ Major League depth chart shaking out. These are all basically guesses, just to give you some idea of where they stand. Those on the active roster w”

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Anyone who thinks that offensive lineup, which will also be minus Pujols at the start of the season is going to compete with Texas and Houston needs to check into rehab and sober up.

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sad,sad, no prospects in Top100, no flexiblity with roster, ,this is going to be bad for a long time. Our ex players and now ex GM are going to bite us in the ass.

Why haven’t the Angels gone after Howie. $10 mil per is reasonable;e? Especially for a deficient offense.

Any chance Arte sells the team?

Please!

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